Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

Disruptive Innovation

As part of the “Unboxed” series on the business page, Janet Rae-Dupree reports in the New York Times on how “disruptive innovation” might look when applied to health care. Here’s an excerpt: The health care system in America is on life support. It costs too much and saps economic vitality, achieves far too little return on investment and isn’t distributed equitably. …

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Most Hospital Patients Unable to Identify Their Physicians

The New York Times reported on research conducted at the University of Chicago that shows, “Hospital patients are rarely able to identify their doctors by name or to describe their roles in the patients’ care.” Here’s an excerpt: Researchers at the University of Chicago interviewed 2,807 adults admitted to the school’s hospital over a 15-month period. The patients were asked …

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Transparency and the Archimedes Movement

On Tuesday, after watching the new President’s inauguration speech, I felt such common ground with him and his image of our potential, especially in talking about the values that we hold in common. When we founded the Archimedes Movement in January 2006 it was with the belief that there is much more that we have in common than the amount …

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Expansion of Clinics Shapes Bush Legacy

On Christmas Day, the New York Times published an article about the effectiveness of community health centers. Here’s an excerpt: Although the number of uninsured and the cost of coverage have ballooned under his watch, President Bush leaves office with a health care legacy in bricks and mortar: he has doubled federal financing for community health centers, enabling the creation or …

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